The Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:05
The State Government is making a record investment in conservation to protect the Kimberley, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas.
a bold plan to conserve the region’s natural and cultural values – has been released with an initial $63 million budget over five years.
The strategy sets out opportunities for Aboriginal involvement and employment in land management, and promotes nature and culture-based tourism.
The centerpiece of the Kimberley Strategy is the creation of the Kimberley Wilderness Parks, one of the most significant environmental initiatives in Western Australia’s history. The Kimberley Wilderness Parks will include the State’s largest interconnected system of marine and terrestrial parks covering 3.5 million hectares.
The strategy is a bold commitment by the Government to recognise and conserve one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. It provides a vision for conservation in the region which involves roles for many partners in the community, industry and in government and non-government organisations.
- The Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy (6 MB)
- The Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy - Summary (684.19 kB)